So as you may know about me, I love history and culture! Hence my nerd4culture handles for Instagram and Twitter. I’m also an archaeologist at heart. Which means protecting, preserving, and understanding the cultural locations and buildings in the world are extremely important to me. Some people say we should forget about history, but not me! Nope! I’m all about how history has shaped countries, beliefs, and people. It’s important to know where you or others come from so you can understand and go forward.
One of the organizations that helps promote these sites is UNESCO. UNESCO is an organization responsible for preserving, teaching, and saving culture, sciences, and education around the world. One of the ways they do this is by registering locations around the world that have significantly contributed to these different ideas. Below are the UNESCO sites that I have been to. There is a total of 1052 and I plan on getting to most or all of them. Which means I’ve got to get moving!
- Acropolis, Athens (summer 2010) — Meeting the Greek Gods and Goddesses
- Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika (summer 2010) — My First Time Ever Abroad
- Old Town of Corfu (summer 2010)
- Historic Centre of Rome (summer 2010) — Rome in 3 hours, by yourself, with no map
- Statue of Liberty (spring 2008 and spring 2012)
Have you been to any of the UNESCO sites?
If you have, what did you learn from them?